Civilization: The distinctly human attributes and attainments of a particular society.History, Ancient: The period of history before 500 of the common era.Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.History, Medieval: The period of history from the year 500 through 1450 of the common era.Archaeology: The scientific study of past societies through artifacts, fossils, etc.History, 15th Century: Time period from 1401 through 1500 of the common era.Mummies: Bodies preserved either by the ancient Egyptian technique or due to chance under favorable climatic conditions.Paleopathology: The study of disease in prehistoric times as revealed in bones, mummies, and archaeologic artifacts.History, 17th Century: Time period from 1601 through 1700 of the common era.History, 16th Century: Time period from 1501 through 1600 of the common era.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Rare BooksLanguage: A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.Ceremonial Behavior: A series of actions, sometimes symbolic actions which may be associated with a behavior pattern, and are often indispensable to its performance.Planets: Celestial bodies orbiting around the sun or other stars.Earth (Planet): Planet that is the third in order from the sun. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the SOLAR SYSTEM.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Video Games: A form of interactive entertainment in which the player controls electronically generated images that appear on a video display screen. This includes video games played in the home on special machines or home computers, and those played in arcades.Evolution, Planetary: Creation and development of bodies within solar systems, includes study of early planetary geology.Astronomy: The science concerned with celestial bodies and the observation and interpretation of the radiation received in the vicinity of the earth from the component parts of the universe (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)Stars, Celestial: Large bodies consisting of self-luminous gas held together by their own gravity. (From McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Game Theory: Theoretical construct used in applied mathematics to analyze certain situations in which there is an interplay between parties that may have similar, opposed, or mixed interests. In a typical game, decision-making "players," who each have their own goals, try to gain advantage over the other parties by anticipating each other's decisions; the game is finally resolved as a consequence of the players' decisions.Exobiology: The interdisciplinary science that studies evolutionary biology, including the origin and evolution of the major elements required for life, their processing in the interstellar medium and in protostellar systems. This field also includes the study of chemical evolution and the subsequent interactions between evolving biota and planetary evolution as well as the field of biology that deals with the study of extraterrestrial life.Extraterrestrial Environment: The environment outside the earth or its atmosphere. The environment may refer to a closed cabin (such as a space shuttle or space station) or to space itself, the moon, or other planets.Hepatitis, Infectious Canine: A contagious disease caused by canine adenovirus (ADENOVIRUSES, CANINE) infecting the LIVER, the EYE, the KIDNEY, and other organs in dogs, other canids, and bears. Symptoms include FEVER; EDEMA; VOMITING; and DIARRHEA.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Dog Diseases: Diseases of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). This term does not include diseases of wild dogs, WOLVES; FOXES; and other Canidae for which the heading CARNIVORA is used.

Peopling the past: new perspectives on the ancient Maya. (1/37)

The new direction in Maya archaeology is toward achieving a greater understanding of people and their roles and their relations in the past. To answer emerging humanistic questions about ancient people's lives Mayanists are increasingly making use of new and existing scientific methods from archaeology and other disciplines. Maya archaeology is bridging the divide between the humanities and sciences to answer questions about ancient people previously considered beyond the realm of archaeological knowledge.  (+info)

Rapid prehistoric extinction of iguanas and birds in Polynesia. (2/37)

The Tongoleleka archaeological site on Lifuka Island, Kingdom of Tonga, is a rich accumulation of pottery, marine mollusks, and nonhuman bones that represents first human contact on a small island in Remote Oceania approximately 2,850 years ago. The lower strata contain decorated Lapita-style pottery and bones of an extinct iguana (Brachylophus undescribed sp.) and numerous species of extinct birds. The upper strata instead feature Polynesian Plainware pottery and bones of extant species of vertebrates. A stratigraphic series of 20 accelerator-mass spectrometer radiocarbon dates on individual bones of the iguana, an extinct megapode (Megapodius alimentum), and the non-native chicken (Gallus gallus) suggests that anthropogenic loss of the first two species and introduction of the latter occurred on Lifuka within a time interval too short (a century or less) to be resolved by radiometric dating. The geologically instantaneous prehistoric collapse of Lifuka's vertebrate community contrasts with the much longer periods of faunal depletion on some other islands, thus showing that the elapse time between human arrival and major extinction events was highly variable on oceanic islands as well as on continents.  (+info)

History of human parasitology. (3/37)

Humans are hosts to nearly 300 species of parasitic worms and over 70 species of protozoa, some derived from our primate ancestors and some acquired from the animals we have domesticated or come in contact with during our relatively short history on Earth. Our knowledge of parasitic infections extends into antiquity, and descriptions of parasites and parasitic infections are found in the earliest writings and have been confirmed by the finding of parasites in archaeological material. The systematic study of parasites began with the rejection of the theory of spontaneous generation and the promulgation of the germ theory. Thereafter, the history of human parasitology proceeded along two lines, the discovery of a parasite and its subsequent association with disease and the recognition of a disease and the subsequent discovery that it was caused by a parasite. This review is concerned with the major helminth and protozoan infections of humans: ascariasis, trichinosis, strongyloidiasis, dracunculiasis, lymphatic filariasis, loasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, cestodiasis, paragonimiasis, clonorchiasis, opisthorchiasis, amoebiasis, giardiasis, African trypanosomiasis, South American trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, malaria, toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidiosis, cyclosporiasis, and microsporidiosis.  (+info)

Climate and the collapse of Maya civilization. (4/37)

In the anoxic Cariaco Basin of the southern Caribbean, the bulk titanium content of undisturbed sediment reflects variations in riverine input and the hydrological cycle over northern tropical South America. A seasonally resolved record of titanium shows that the collapse of Maya civilization in the Terminal Classic Period occurred during an extended regional dry period, punctuated by more intense multiyear droughts centered at approximately 810, 860, and 910 A.D. These new data suggest that a century-scale decline in rainfall put a general strain on resources in the region, which was then exacerbated by abrupt drought events, contributing to the social stresses that led to the Maya demise.  (+info)

Infectious diseases in the 21st century: old challenges and new opportunities. (5/37)

Infectious diseases are the confrontation of two worlds, the microbial world and the world of human physiology. Although these two worlds are as a whole governed by the same laws of nature, they show substantial differences: the microbiological world is 1000 times older, and was initiated by the development of the archaea, the 'living organisms of the extreme': its biomass and its diversity are immense - two to three billion species or 60% of the total biomass of the planet. The number of pathogens that adapted to man, however, is extremely limited - barely 1000. Thus, over billions of years, an evolution of the microbial world took place from 'early life', characterized by chemosynthesis, to the 'modern pathogens', and entailed a dramatic 'concentration' of life conditions and an adaptation towards a narrow range of requirements - those allowing survival in the human body. Within the last two centuries, these two slowly evolving systems, microbial life and human life, were profoundly modified in an unprecedented manner by a third player, human civilization, with its global impact on the environment through physical, chemical, societal, and climatic determinants. An appreciation of the evolution of infectious diseases in the 21st century and of the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies therefore requires a full understanding of these three domains: human physiology, microbiology, and the environment. This review will put major emphasis on the environmental role of civilization on infectious diseases before considering new opportunities to combat them through novel and creative solutions.  (+info)

Environmental and social influences on emerging infectious diseases: past, present and future. (6/37)

During the processes of human population dispersal around the world over the past 50 000-100 000 years, along with associated cultural evolution and inter-population contact and conflict, there have been several major transitions in the relationships of Homo sapiens with the natural world, animate and inanimate. Each of these transitions has resulted in the emergence of new or unfamiliar infectious diseases. The three great historical transitions since the initial advent of agriculture and livestock herding, from ca. 10 000 years ago, occurred when: (i) early agrarian-based settlements enabled sylvatic enzootic microbes to make contact with Homo sapiens; (ii) early Eurasian civilizations (such as the Greek and Roman empires, China and south Asia) came into military and commercial contact, ca. 3000-2000 years ago, swapping their dominant infections; and (iii) European expansionism, over the past five centuries, caused the transoceanic spread of often lethal infectious diseases. This latter transition is best known in relation to the conquest of the Americas by Spanish conquistadores, when the inadvertent spread of measles, smallpox and influenza devastated the Amerindian populations.Today, we are living through the fourth of these great transitional periods. The contemporary spread and increased lability of various infectious diseases, new and old, reflect the combined and increasingly widespread impacts of demographic, environmental, behavioural, technological and other rapid changes in human ecology. Modern clinical medicine has, via blood transfusion, organ transplantation, and the use of hypodermic syringes, created new opportunities for microbes. These have contributed to the rising iatrogenic problems of hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and several other viral infections. Meanwhile, the injudicious use of antibiotics has been a rare instance of human action actually increasing 'biodiversity'. Another aspect of this fourth transition is that modern hyper-hygienic living restricts microbial exposure in early life. This, in the 1950s, may have contributed to an epidemic of more serious, disabling, poliomyelitis, affecting older children than those affected in earlier, more endemic decades. As with previous human-microbe transitions, a new equilibrial state may lie ahead. However, it certainly will not entail a world free of infectious diseases. Any mature, sustainable, human ecology must come to terms with both the need for, and the needs of, the microbial species that help to make up the interdependent system of life on Earth. Humans and microbes are not "at war"; rather, both parties are engaged in amoral, self-interested, coevolutionary struggle. We need to understand better, and therefore anticipate, the dynamics of that process.  (+info)

Helping the poor emerge from "urban barbarism to civic civilization": public bathhouses in America, 1890-1915. (7/37)

In an era when the luxury of private bathrooms had not yet been made widely available to the masses, local charities and municipal governments worked feverishly to construct public bathhouses. Reformers, including city officials, engineers, physicians, and members of the clergy, increased the number of public bath facilities across America from a mere six in 1894 to 49 by 1904. The urban poor took tens of millions of showers at the turn of the century as a result. What the poor may not have realized, however, is that the reformers of the Progressive Era had in mind a form of social engineering. Bathing, they argued, not only assisted in the containment of disease; it also served to instill upper-middle class values of self-respect, morality, and citizenship into the life and practice of the poor.  (+info)

Burning down the brewery: establishing and evacuating an ancient imperial colony at Cerro Baul, Peru. (8/37)

Before the Inca reigned, two empires held sway over the central Andes from anno Domini 600 to 1000: the Wari empire to the north ruled much of Peru, and Tiwanaku to the south reigned in Bolivia. Face-to-face contact came when both colonized the Moquegua Valley sierra in southern Peru. The state-sponsored Wari incursion, described here, entailed large-scale agrarian reclamation to sustain the occupation of two hills and the adjacent high mesa of Cerro Baul. Monumental buildings were erected atop the mesa to serve an embassy-like delegation of nobles and attendant personnel that endured for centuries. Final evacuation of the Baul enclave was accompanied by elaborate ceremonies with brewing, drinking, feasting, vessel smashing, and building burning.  (+info)

*Civilization

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*High Civilization

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*Minoan civilization

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*Civilization World

... was a massively multiplayer online Flash game in the Civilization game series, developed by Sid Meier and ... Civilization World contained many gameplay elements featured in previous Civilization installments such as building houses, ... "Civilization Network STATUS UPDATE". Forums.2kgames.com. 2010-09-16. Retrieved 2011-06-26. Alexander Sliwinski. "Civilization ... Civilization World featured online compatibility and had a heavy emphasis on multiplayer which allowed player-to-player ...

*Etruscan civilization

The Etruscan civilization (/ɪˈtrʌskən/) is the modern name given to a powerful and wealthy civilization of ancient Italy in the ... Etruscan Civilization: A Cultural History. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2000. Izzet, Vedia. The Archaeology of Etruscan ... The range of Etruscan civilization is marked by its cities. They were entirely assimilated by Italic, Celtic, or Roman ethnic ... At its maximum extent, during the foundational period of Rome and the Roman Kingdom, Etruscan civilization flourished in three ...

*Maya civilization

The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples, and noted for its hieroglyphic script-the ... The Maya civilization developed in an area that encompasses southeastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, and the western ... As the Maya civilization developed, the ruling elite codified the general concepts held by Maya society, and developed them ... The Maya civilization developed within the Mesoamerican cultural area, which covers a region that spreads from northern Mexico ...

*Kish civilization

The Kish civilization or Kish tradition is a time period corresponding to the early East Semitic era in Mesopotamia and the ... Lucy Wyatt (2010-01-16). Approaching Chaos: Could an Ancient Archetype Save C21st Civilization?. p. 120. ISBN 9781846942556. ... Benjamin Read Foster; Karen Polinger Foster (2009). Civilizations of Ancient Iraq. p. 40. ISBN 0691137226. Rebecca Hasselbach ( ... Gelb consider Kish to be the center of this civilization hence the naming. The similarities included the using of a writing ...

*Beyond Civilization

... is written both to illuminate further the arguments and ideas made in his previous books and as a sort of ... Beyond Civilization (subtitled Humanity's Next Great Adventure) is a book by Daniel Quinn written as a non-fiction follow-up to ... Beyond Civilization is Quinn's foremost text on new tribalism. The book contains one-page explorations into a variety of topics ... These range from "Growing all your own food is the best way to live" to "Civilization must continue at ANY cost and must not be ...

*Zapotec civilization

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*Nuragic civilization

The Nuragic civilization was a civilization in Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, which lasted from ... Markets included civilizations living in regions with poor metal resources, such as the Mycenaean civilization, Cyprus and ... of the Nuragic civilization even in Imperial times. The Nuragic civilization was probably based on clans, each led by a chief, ... The Nuragic civilization survived in the mountainous mainland of the island. In 238 BC the Carthaginians, as a result of their ...

*Industrial civilization

... refers to the broader state of civilization, which spans multiple societies; industrial society just to ... Industrial civilization refers to the state of civilization following the Industrial Revolution, characterised by widespread ... "WORLD CIVILIZATIONS AND HISTORY OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - Industrial Civilization - Robert Holton"" (PDF). "service economy" (PDF ... Such a civilization is mostly dependant on fossil fuel, with efforts underway to find alternatives for energy production. Some ...

*Ecological civilization

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*Rock Civilization

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*Liao civilization

The Liao Civilization or Liao River Civilization, named after the Liao river, is an ancient Chinese civilization that ... 500 Yangtze civilization Yellow river civilization University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Regional Lifeways and Cultural ... It is thought that the Liao civilization may have been "a country" of the prehistoric age. A model of the feng shui were ... It is thought to have formed in about 6,200 B.C. This civilization was discovered when Ryuzo Torii, a Japanese archaeologist, ...

*Islamic civilization

... may refer to: Islamic Golden Age Muslim world Caliphate Islamic Civilization during the European ...

*Manteño civilization

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*Civilization Party

The Egypt Civilization Party, or El-Hadara, is a small, secular, liberal political party established in Egypt in 2011. Formerly ... Al-Hadara (Egyptian Civilization Party), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 25 November 2012, archived from the ...

*Quimbaya civilization

The Quimbaya civilization was a South American civilization, noted for spectacular gold work characterized by technical ...

*Huastec civilization

The Huastec civilization (sometimes spelled Huaxtec or Wastek) was a pre-Columbian civilization of Mesoamerica, occupying a ... the Huastec civilization is not considered to be a part of the Maya civilization. They did not employ the Maya writing system, ... The Huastec civilization is poorly studied, although there is a large body of stone sculpture, and a well-preserved Late ... Surviving remains from the Huastec civilization include several large archaeological sites, a well-preserved temple, and a ...

*Yangtze civilization

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*Chinese civilization

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*Magan (civilization)

Magan (also Makkan) was an ancient region which was referred to in Sumerian cuneiform texts of around 2300 BC and existed to 550 BC as a source of copper and diorite for Mesopotamia. The location of Magan is not known with certainty, but most of the archeological geological evidence suggests that Magan was part of what is now Oman. However, some archaeologists place it in the region of Yemen known as Ma'in, in the south of Upper Egypt, in Nubia or the Sudan, and others as part of today's Iran or Pakistan. With the disappearance of trade from the Indus region, the copper from Magan was later replaced by copper imports from ancient Cyprus. Trade was common between Magan and Ur before the reigns of the Gutian kings over Ur. After they were deposed, Ur-Nammu of Ur restored the roads and trade resumed between the two nations (c. 2100 BC). Dilmun Meluhha Archaeology of Oman Al Sufouh Archaeological Site Boats of the World M. Redha Bhacker and Bernadette Bhacker. "Digging in the Land of Magan". ...

*Norte Chico civilization

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*The Empathic Civilization

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*Civilization Phaze III

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10 facts about the rise and decline of the Maya civilization; and about their religion, culture, medicine, ballgame and practices like human sacrifice.
Up to 90% of small sites in the Peloponnese were abandoned, suggesting a major depopulation.[citation needed]Again, as with many of the sites of destruction in Greece, it is unclear how a lot of this destruction came about. The city of Mycenae for example was initially destroyed in an earthquake in 1250 BC as evidenced by the presence of crushed bodies buried in collapsed buildings.[23] However, the site was rebuilt only to face destruction in 1190 BC as the result of a series of major fires. There is a suggestion by Robert Drews that the fires could have been the result of an attack on the site and its palace however this is refuted by Eric Cline who points out the lack of archaeological evidence for an attack.[24][25] Thus, while fire was definitely the cause of the destruction, it is unclear what or whom caused said fires. We see a similar situation concurring in Tiryns in 1200 BC when an earthquake destroyed much of the city including its palace. It is likely however that the city continued ...
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So I propose that additional games be installed if donors are willing to pay for the Red Cross to have its own copy. The games must be rated "E for Everyone" and be able to be played with a trackball mouse. One such game that can be played for hours on end is Civilization. It is a wholesome, educational game in which the player builds a civilization from scratch, founding cities and building libraries, universities, and a military to protect those cities. If you played it, you know how addicting it is. Other games will make your thumbs sore and your brain numb. People who play Civilization can and do play it for hours. A single game of Civilization can take 24 hours or more to complete. So pheresis donors would have to play their games over the course of several visits ...
The Classic period of Mesoamerican civilization corresponds to the height of the Maya civilization, and is represented by countless sites throughout Guatemala, although the largest concentration is in Petén. This period is characterized by heavy city-building, the development of independent city-states, and contact with other Mesoamerican cultures. This lasted until around 900 AD, when the Classic Maya civilization collapsed. The Maya abandoned many of the cities of the central lowlands or were killed off by a drought-induced famine. The Post-Classic period is represented by regional kingdoms such as the Itzá and Kowoj in the lakes area in Petén, and the Mam, Kiches, Kackchiquel, Tzutuhil, Pokomchí, Kekchi and Chortí in the Highlands. These cities preserved many aspects of Mayan culture, but would never equal the size or power of the Classic cities.
The Classic period of Mesoamerican civilization corresponds to the height of the Maya civilization, and is represented by countless sites throughout Guatemala, although the largest concentration is in Petén. This period is characterized by heavy city-building, the development of independent city-states, and contact with other Mesoamerican cultures. This lasted until around 900 AD, when the Classic Maya civilization collapsed. The Maya abandoned many of the cities of the central lowlands or were killed off by a drought-induced famine. The Post-Classic period is represented by regional kingdoms such as the Itzá and Kowoj in the lakes area in Petén, and the Mam, Kiches, Kackchiquel, Tzutuhil, Pokomchí, Kekchi and Chortí in the Highlands. These cities preserved many aspects of Mayan culture, but would never equal the size or power of the Classic cities.
The Indus Valley Civilization was one of the first civilizations in the world. It was located in the southwest part of present day India along the Indus River. This civilization started around 2500 BC the same time as the Mesopotamias, Egyptians, and ...
Stable carbon isotope analyses of the humin fraction of the soil organic matter were conducted on more than 160 soil profiles from Tikal, Guatemala. The profiles were collected from near areas associated with the earthworks of Tikal; an ancient ditch and parapet construction hypothesized to have formed ancient boundaries of the polity. In addition to the isotope analyses, the physical and chemical characteristics of the horizons were determined. Maize, a C4 plant, formed an integral part of the ancient Maya diet and is the only known C4 plant cultivated by the Maya. Prior to and subsequent to the ancient Maya occupation of Tikal, the landscape was dominated by C3 forest vegetation. Over the centuries C4 plant biomass including rhizodeposition decomposed to form soil organic matter that contains a distinct C4 signature reflecting the vegetation history of the area. Forested areas anciently cleared for agriculture were identified through interpretation of significant isotopic shifts that signaled past
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Core samples were analyzed for their pollen content and tested for the presence of dinoflagellates (pictured), a type of marine plankton. The researchers then studied the abundance and variety of plants represented by the ancient pollen and plotted fluctuations in the proportions of both between 1500 BC and 1500 AD. With similar data from nearby Syria, they reconstructed likely climate conditions in the region during the Late Bronze Age.. They found the abundance of marine plankton beginning in about 1500 BC, suggesting the region was gradually becoming drier, as the lake lost its connection to the sea. The pollen record reveals a shift towards plants that could handle drier weather, indicating a decrease in rainfall. Dwindling rain, the researchers suggest, may have made it difficult to maintain agricultural production and led to food shortages. These shortages might also have caused people to travel, migrate, or raid in search of more food. This drought lasted three hundred years and coincides ...
What caused the Bronze Age collapse? A recent study of pollen grains in sediment cores beneath the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea provides a new view of the Bronze Age collapse.
The ancient Maya civilization - which ranged from the Yucatán Peninsula to Chiapas and Tabasco states, part of Veracruz state and as far south as Honduras - is well known for perfecting architectural techniques that produced towering cities, and for developing an advanced written language and creating books centuries before anything comparable appeared in Europe. [...] their astronomers, through centuries of patient observation, created a 365-day solar calendar that varies by less than 2 seconds from the one we use today - more accurate than what Cortés was using when he landed in 1519. Legions of chocoholics would argue that the Mayas food of the gods, made from the toasted, fermented seeds of the cacao tree, is the New Worlds greatest gift to civilization. The elixir from the worlds only known edible orchid, probably first cultivated by the Totonaca in neighboring Veracruz state, had become a common flavoring for the Mayas chocolate drinks by the 1500s. Though corn was a dietary staple in
I wish to tie this in with the civilization we are living in. This civilization that has been the predominate way of doing things on this planet for nearly 5000 years, (with rare and disappearing exceptions) is eating our world, and as a side dish, all the living things on the planet. This civilization has a dependency on destruction, conquest and occupation of anyplace that has anything which is valued by that civilization. I hear over and over that "hey, Im not a part of that". Oh Yeah? Drive a car? Ever ride on a plane? Buy at the grocery store? Every thing that we take for granted every day supports this empire and civilization of destruction. And, of course, it is now imperative that we talk about the predominate driving force for this civilization. That would be the corporation. When we examine the sole reason for a corporation to exist, we find that it is to accumulate more money and power. The only way this can be done is to continually grow and expand, and that entails exploitation of ...
Volume 1. Introduction x. Unit One The Ancient World 1. Themes:. The artificial existence of civilization The biology of civilization. The geography of civilization. The climate of civilization. The relationship between belief and action. Chapter 1: Biology and World History. Civilization and Nomads 5. Climate 12. The Geography of Cultivation 14. The Domestication of Animals 20. Urban Development 24. The Nomads 27. Disease History 28. Suggested Reading 31. Chapter 2: Mesopotamia. The Land between the Rivers 33. A Temple Economy 34. The Causes of Trade 35. Kings, War, and Ecocide 37. The Art of Writing and Hammurabis Code 39. The General Matrix of Civilization 41. The Dawn of Religion: Creation Myths 42. Iron and Mesopotamia 44. The Hebrews 47. The Emergence of Monotheism 48. Suggested Readings 51. Chapter 3: Pre-Islamic Africa. Egyptian, Nilotic, and Sub-Saharan Africa 52. Egypt, the Gift of the Nile 52. The Archaic Period (ca. 3100-2700 bce) and the Pyramid Age of the Old Kingdom (ca. ...
Ancient Greek civilization: Ancient Greek civilization, the period following Mycenaean civilization, which ended about 1200 bce, to the death of Alexander the Great, in 323 bce. It was a period of
Figures 6-7. The internal workings of a water-clock. From The Book of Archimedes on the Construction of Water-Clocks in Arabic. (Or. 14270, f. 16v)[3].. The Archimedes text and others like it would have influenced Engineers and Scientists from Muslim Civilisation such as Ibn al-Haytham, the Banū Mūsá brothers, Ridhwan al-Saati, al-Muradi, al-Jazarī and Taqi al-Din.. The clocks constructed in the Muslim civilization seem to be characterised by a combination of engineering and artwork. They would tell time, but would also look pleasing, make musical sounds and generate entertaining movements of a mechanical puppet theatre of human figurines, beasts and birds. Such features generated ingenious ideas and mechanisms in the form of camshafts, escapements, complex gears, control systems and reciprocating pumps.. HARUN AL-RASHIDS CLOCK TO CHARLEMAGNE. Sophisticated time-telling devices were unknown in 8th century Europe. The arrival of a water powered clock gifted by Harun al-Rashid to ...
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In Italy we are only just holding our ground. This week we have destroyed the Monastery of Monte Cassino. Questions have been asked in Parliament about the destruction of ancient monuments, and there has been an awful lot of gabble about it, in fact, this question of the preservation of historic buildings has been turned into a burning war issue. People talk about the value of civilization of the great architectural monuments of the past, but not those who have sons and brothers, husbands and lovers, doing the fighting. We are not giving our men so that they may save the manifestations of civilization, but so that they may save civilization it self. Civilization ultimately survives in the minds of men, not in bricks and mortar, oil and canvas, print and parchment, and the survival of civilization depends on the civilization of civilized men. In war civilized men die. We cannot afford to lose our civilized men for material things. Things can be replaced. What man has made once he can make again. ...
The Civilization and Barbarism was a dichotomy used during the Argentine Civil War by the Unitarian Party. The dichotomy can be found in books such as Facundo, by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, or The New Troy by the contemporary French Alexandre Dumas, who wrote it based on reports by the Unitarian Melchor Pacheco. In this dichotomy, "civilization" makes reference to the values and ideas of Europe, and "barbarism" to the rejection of them. Unitarians thought that Buenos Aires should impose those values to the other regions of the country. The Federal party thought instead that the country should follow its own traditions and develop their own political systems, allowing autonomy to each region. Argentine Civil ...
Did you know the infamous Salem witch trials might have been caused by moldy grain? Did you know that cotton could explode? How did silkworms lead to spandex? How can lasagna react with aluminum? Can we build an elevator to space? In The Chemicals of Civilization, well take a look at a few of the chemicals and chemical concepts that have shaped our society. Well take a look at the history behind the chemicals and the chemicals behind the history. Well explore several areas of chemistry and then examine how they have shaped the world we live in today. Well also examine new chemicals being developed today and study how they might influence the future shape of our civilization ...
The push pin of human history.. On the other hand, if we are not naturally a civilized species, then we can be persuaded to shed the sarcophagus of civilization - the unnatural creation of a few toxic dreamers; even assisting with its termination and reconvening in other, uncivilized ways. The losses will, of course, be great, but far less dreadful compared to a world where humans will be civilized right up to the end.. I believe it is about time we faced up to this, and looked at the possibilities that arise from even asking this question, lucidly, and with grim determination to see it through to whatever consequences it leaves us to face.. Are We Naturally Civilized?. Here is a hypothesis: Through the processes of evolution, humans have ended up civilized.. Ok, how do we get to that point in a convincing way? Evolution in humans is a particularly slow process, to the extent that we can be almost certain of evolution having no active part to play during the growth of civilization.[1] If humans ...
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In this essay Someone called Soter examines the Drake Equation which asks how many technically advanced civilizations exist in our galaxy.. He also looks at the Fermi Paradox which questions why, if there are other technological civilizations nearby, we havent heard from them.. If civilizations exist in our galaxy with level of technology at least equal to our own, we might be able to detect some of them using radio telescopes.. And if civilizations exist with technologies far in advance of our own we might expect them to have colonized millions of habitable worlds in the Milky Way, and even to have visited our own planet.. Yet there is no evidence in the astronomical geological archaeological, or historical records that extraterrestrial civilizations exist or that visitors from other worlds have ever been to Earth.. Does that means as some have concluded that ours is the only civilizations in the galaxy ?. or could there be a natural self regulations mechanism that limits the intensive ...
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Whenever we think of civilisations, we tend to think of the ones created by ourselves in the last 10,000 years or so. But what few of us realise is that civilisation actually first arose in the insect world some 100 million years ago, long before any human walked the Earth and still exist today.
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It amazes me how desperate some people from certain communities read races can be to claim old glory. How does someone come and build a great civilization in a continent they hardly know. An in case the egyptian civilization is in doubt lets look at others like the pyramids in western Africa, the oldest known civilization in south Africa, Axum etc to prove that there were great acin Africa then. The kingdom Thebes was actually called Wose and is as African as they come. So I feel Africans need to speak up and stop letting other people write their history for them. When the story of the hunt is written by the Lion, it will always glorify the hunter. African civilization, African continent, African glory. Surely there are other achievements on other continents that other people can claim ownership to. I wonder why it is so difficult for some people to beleive that a civilization on the African continent, in and African community was started by Africans themselves. In any case there had to be ...
In this course, the student will study the emergence of the major civilizations of the ancient world, beginning with the Paleolithic Era (about 2.5 million years ago) and finishing with the end of the Middle Ages in fifteenth century A.D. The student will pay special attention to how societies evolved across this expanse of time - from fragmented and primitive agricultural communities to more advanced and consolidated civilizations. By the end of the course, the student will possess a thorough understanding of important overarching social, political, religious, and economic themes in the ancient world, ranging from the emergence of Confucian philosophy in Asia to the fall of imperial Rome. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Identify and define the worlds earliest civilizations, including the Neolithic Revolution, and describe how it shaped the development of these early civilizations; Identify, describe, and compare/contrast the first advanced civilizations ...
by Vetscite. A new report released by The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health, calls for immediate, global action to protect the health of human civilization and the natural systems on which it depends. The report, Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch, provides the first ever comprehensive examination of evidence showing how the health and well-being of future generations is being jeopardised by the unprecedented degradation of the planets natural resources and ecological systems.. "This Commission aims to put the health of human civilizations, and their special relationship with the larger biosphere, at the centre of concerns for future planetary sustainability. Our civilization may seem strong and resilient, but history tells us that our societies are fragile and vulnerable. We hope to show how we can protect and strengthen all that we hold dear about our world," says Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet and one of the report authors.. The ...
Part of the problems with the Bronze Age Mediterranean civilizations was the Thera explosion which destroyed the Minoans and the Old Hittite kingdoms. This set-back to agricultural civilizations resulted in them being attacked by the remaining hunter gatherers who used violence to take over the weakened civilizations and to take what they would get. These "sea peoples" driven to raiding by lack of resources were a major threat to Bronze Age civilizations and the same effect would be seen in the Iron Age as the Viking Raiders attacked the Celtic Settlers (in fact history was repeated in the Western United States in the wars between the Native Americans, the Homesteaders and the Cowboys). When there is a lack of resources and some people have them then others will be driven to violence to obtain them. In the case of the Vikings they were finally civilized and integrated into the societies they had been raiding so that they became settlers. They adopted many of the traditions and ideas of the ...
The Indus script, used between 2,600 and 1,900 B.C. in what is now eastern Pakistan and northwest India, belonged to a civilization as sophisticated as its Mesopotamian and Egyptian contemporaries. However, it left fewer linguistic remains. Archaeologists have uncovered about 1,500 unique inscriptions from fragments of pottery, tablets and seals. The longest inscription is just 27 signs long. ...
Typical Indus inscriptions are no more than four or five characters in length, most of which (aside from the Dholavira "signboard") are tiny; the longest on a single surface, which is less than 1 inch (2.54 cm) square, is 17 signs long; the longest on any object (found on three different faces of a mass-produced object) has a length of 26 symbols.. While the Indus Valley Civilisation is generally characterised as a literate society on the evidence of these inscriptions, this description has been challenged by Farmer, Sproat, and Witzel (2004)[131] who argue that the Indus system did not encode language, but was instead similar to a variety of non-linguistic sign systems used extensively in the Near East and other societies, to symbolise families, clans, gods, and religious concepts. Others have claimed on occasion that the symbols were exclusively used for economic transactions, but this claim leaves unexplained the appearance of Indus symbols on many ritual objects, many of which were ...
Typical Indus inscriptions are no more than four or five characters in length, most of which (aside from the Dholavira "signboard") are tiny; the longest on a single surface, which is less than 1 inch (2.54 cm) square, is 17 signs long; the longest on any object (found on three different faces of a mass-produced object) has a length of 26 symbols.. While the Indus Valley Civilisation is generally characterised as a literate society on the evidence of these inscriptions, this description has been challenged by Farmer, Sproat, and Witzel (2004)[130] who argue that the Indus system did not encode language, but was instead similar to a variety of non-linguistic sign systems used extensively in the Near East and other societies, to symbolise families, clans, gods, and religious concepts. Others have claimed on occasion that the symbols were exclusively used for economic transactions, but this claim leaves unexplained the appearance of Indus symbols on many ritual objects, many of which were ...
The Yucatan was not the only area to thrive as a result of the salt trade. It is believed that Tikal was a major commercial hub, or "middleman" for the rest of Guatemalan Maya land. Salt arrived from the north and jade and obsidian were received from the Chiapas highlands of western Guatemala, as well as the Peten region.. Christopher Jones concludes that the "middleman" role of Tikal was a key source of economic support during the Classic Period because it allowed the city to partake in commerce without having many profitable resources. Consequently, the shift of trade routes in the Terminal and Post Classic can be considered a major factor in the citys decline. Anthony Andrews speculates a decrease in the Maya lowland population diverted the flow of trade away from large hubs such as Tikal and Copan. Andrews suggests maritime trade proved to be more efficient and practical as parts of the Central Area declined. Bypassing the core region tremendously decreased the economic activity of this ...
Although long considered to be a barren region on the periphery of ancient Chinese civilization, the southwest massif was once the political heartland of numerous Bronze Age kingdoms during the first ... More. Although long considered to be a barren region on the periphery of ancient Chinese civilization, the southwest massif was once the political heartland of numerous Bronze Age kingdoms during the first millennium BC. Their distinctive material tradition-intricately cast bronze kettledrums and cowrie shell containers-have given archaeologists and historians a glimpse of the extraordinary wealth, artistry, and power exercised by highland leaders in prehistory. After a millennium of rule, however, imperial conquest under the Han state in 109 BC reduced local power, leading to the disappearance of Bronze Age traditions and a fraught process of assimilation. Instead of a clash between center and periphery or barbarism and civilization, this book examines the classic study of imperial conquest as ...
A possible natural reason for the IVCs decline is connected with climate change that is also signaled for the neighboring areas of the Middle East: The Indus valley climate grew significantly cooler and drier from about 1800 BCE, linked to a general weakening of the monsoon at that time. Alternatively, a crucial factor may have been the disappearance of substantial portions of the Ghaggar Hakra river system. A tectonic event may have diverted the systems sources toward the Ganges Plain, though there is complete uncertainty about the date of this event as most settlements inside Ghaggar-Hakra river beds have not yet been dated. Although this particular factor is speculative, and not generally accepted, the decline of the IVC, as with any other civilization, will have been due to a combination of various reasons. New geological research is now being conducted by a group led by Peter Clift, from the University of Aberdeen, to investigate how the courses of rivers have changed in this region since ...
Indians date their history from the Vedic Period which historians place between 2000 and 1000 BC. This is the period when the Vedas, the oldest and holiest books of Hinduism, were compiled. The earliest archaeological traces are from the Indus Valley Civilization which peaked around 1800 BC before declining and disappearing around 1500 BC, possibly due to a drought. The excavations reveal an extremely advanced urban civilization, with no evidence of weapons or fortifications. There is a major dispute over whether Vedic people were the same as the Indus Valley people, with the majority of the historians arguing that they were later migrants, who encountered a civilization in decline, and may have hastened that decline. The minority view says that the Indus Valley people were in fact the Vedic people. The Vedic civilization influences India to this day. The roots of present-day Hinduism lie there. Most North-Indian languages come from Sanskrit, the language of the Vedas. In the 1st millennium BC, ...
The first part of this research published previously proved without doubt that the metals dated to the Nordic Bronze Age found in Sweden were not smelted from the local copper ores. In this second part we present a detailed interpretation of these analytical data with the aim to identify the ore sources from which these metals originated. The interpretation of lead isotope and chemical data of 71 Swedish Bronze Age metals is based on the direct comparisons between the lead isotope data and geochemistry of ore deposits that are known to have produced copper in the Bronze Age. The presented interpretations of chemical and lead isotope analyses of Swedish metals dated to the Nordic Bronze Age are surprising and bring some information not known from previous work. Apart from a steady supply of copper from the Alpine ores in the North Tyrol, the main sources of copper seem to be ores from the Iberian Peninsula and Sardinia. Thus from the results presented here a new complex picture emerges of ...
Researchers linked the fall of the Indus civilization to the waning of the moderate monsoons that fed rivers and sustained agriculture.
Alberto de Salvatierra (MDes 17). Maize (zea mays)-commonly known as corn-often evokes nostalgic visions of pastoral landscapes. It is a de facto symbol for farms and harvests, and it is widely appreciated as a quintessentially American staple. However, corns historical genealogy is much more insidious and furtively subversive than most people recognize. While corn might have had its genesis as a versatile crop, the last few centuries reveal a more influential agent. It was a powerful civilization maker-both contributing to Maya and Aztec ascendancy in Mesoamerica and the English colonies in America. It was a commodity that facilitated the slave trade and the engine behind modern consumerism. And today, corn is the primary vehicle by which a vast agrochemical-industrial complex dominates American life. Therefore, this project seeks to reframe corn and highlight its true role in contemporary society.. ...
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The aim of this paper is to present the evolution of aqueduct technologies through the millennia, from prehistoric to medieval times. These hydraulic works were used by several civilizations to collect water from springs and to transport it to settlements, sanctuaries and other targets. Several civilizations, in China and the Americas, developed water transport systems independently, and brought these to high levels of sophistication. For the Mediterranean civilizations, one of the salient characteristics of cultural development, since the Minoan Era (ca. 3200-1100 BC), is the architectural and hydraulic function of aqueducts used for the water supply in palaces and other settlements. The Minoan hydrologists and engineers were aware of some of the basic principles of water sciences and the construction and operation of aqueducts. These technologies were further developed by subsequent civilizations. Advanced aqueducts were constructed by the Hellenes and, especially, by the Romans, who dramatically
The Atlantic civilization, like any empire destroyed, led to its surviving citizens traveling the world in all directions and doing what humans do after losing their home - recreate it somewhere else. The similarities in building design, temples and worship, irrigation systems and art styles between what is portrayed as Atlantis and Egypt point to Atlanteans having set up there. The depiction of the elephant on totems in Incan and Aztec societies, where the elephant is not indigenous, worshipped, or used as a beast of burden, seems to suggest that these civilizations have icons, building design, and ideology directly in line with that of Atlantis. That, and the use of futuristic technology such as the sundial and the first calendars, which would be consistent with the ahead of their time nature ascribed to Atlantis, can only mean that these civilizations came about as a direct result of the castaways of Atlantis recreating their civilization wherever they went ...
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Consider what happens when someone loses their income stream. As a result, they are unable to pay their mortgage, put food on the table or live any semblance of the life they came to know while they were gainfully employed. Our government, like any individual American, also has an income stream. That income is based on taxes, and in recent years, overwhelming borrowing. In the near future we will reach a point where weve taken on so much debt that our creditors will no longer lend us money. Because tax revenues are already dropping due to negative economic growth, the government will essentially be left with no income. Like someone who loses their job, they will have no way of meeting their monthly obligations. They wont be able to provide nutritional assistance, there will be no health care, and social security benefits will stop being distributed. Our civilization would not be able to handle such a transition from an expansionary credit based economy where goods and services were readily ...
When it comes down to it, one of the major life-enhancing aspects of modern civilization is the fact that it has removed a lot of poop from our daily life. For most of humanitys existence peoples hygienic habits were, in some respects, a little gross. When humans were all just hunter-gathers who nomadically moved around, sanitation took care of itself as people did not literally sit in their own stuff. When agriculture and farming--unmitigated technological advances--were developed people become more stationary as they began growing crops and raising livestock. This scenario created a condition in which people lived amongst their own sewage.. Sanitation, outhouses, and plumbing, in essence, allow there to be some separation where a person ate, slept, and lived from where they did their...other business. Gone are the bed pans and cesspools that littered the cities of the 18th and 19th century in which being a "night soil man" was a real career.. Now, anytime we hear of a raw sewage exposure in ...
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Pre-Columbian civilizations: Pre-Columbian civilizations, the aboriginal American Indian cultures that evolved in Mesoamerica (part of Mexico and Central America) and the Andean region (western South America) prior to Spanish exploration and conquest in the 16th century. The pre-Columbian civilizations were extraordinary
Much as the atomic theory, with its revelations of the vast treasure house of radiant energy that lies all about us, offers new hope in the material world, so the new psychology throws a new light upon human energies and possibilities of individual expression. Social reformers, like those scientists of a bygone era who were sweeping the skies with their telescopes, have likewise been seeking far and wide for the solution of our social problems in remote and wholesale panaceas, whereas the true solution is close at hand,--in the human individual. Buried within each human being lies concealed a vast store of energy, which awaits release, expression and sublimation. The individual may profitably be considered as the «atom» of society. And the solution of the problems of society and of civilization will be brought about when we release the energies now latent and undeveloped in the individual. Professor Edwin Grant Conklin expresses the problem in another form; though his analogy, it seems to me, ...
Samuel Huntingdons 1996 book The Clash of Civilizations was the first serious new proposed paradigm for the post-Cold-War world, and remains among the most popular. Huntingdon divided the world into nine regions ("civilizations") based on cultural and historical relationships: the West, Islam, the "Sinic" world, Latin America, etc. Some of these do reflect objective reality -- there is clearly a distinct Western civilization, for example, and a distinct Islamic culture. Others seem more artificial -- its not obvious that black Africa represents the same kind of cultural unit as Islam or the West, and his "Buddhist" civilization, consisting of the Theravada countries plus Tibet and Mongolia but excluding the "Sinic" countries of China, Vietnam, and Korea, seems odd. Some countries are hard to classify -- isnt South Africa both Western and black-African? Nor does the model explicitly recognize that two of the non-Western regions, Latin America and the "Orthodox" world (Russia, the Balkans, ...
Is demography destiny? And does drastic demographic decline entail the death of civilisations? Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes it does, and that the plummeting fertility rates in his country foretell the inevitable doom of his Muslim theocratic tyranny. "Negative population growth will cause the extinction of our identity and culture," he rages. He views it as a self-inflicted "act of genocide" by the young women of Iran.. Demographic decline is, of course, a dread future that has confronted the West for some time. As Mark Steyn observes in America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It (2006), Europe faces the "Four Horsemen of the Eurocalypse": Death-the demise of European races too self-absorbed to breed; Famine-the end of the lavishly-funded statist good times; War-the decline into bloody civil unrest that these economic and demographic factors will bring; and Conquest-the re-colonization of Europe by Islam. However, the Muslim world faces a similar demographic calamity, as ...
Do you agree with Delsol when she says, "The dignity of man as a unique being without substitute is a postulate of faith, not of science." (page 8) Why, or why not? How might this argument be employed as part of a "taking the roof off" apologetic?. Delsol writes, "The ideas of human dignity depends upon an inherited cultural world. Indeed, it was by destroying this heritage that Nazism and communism pulverized it." (page 8) In what ways did communism and Nazism attempt to destroy an inherited cultural world? Do you think that this strategy is being employed by some ideologues today? How? We make a distinction between western civilization and the western heritage and that of the rest of the world. Does that mean that those who are not part of the Western World do not believe in human dignity?. CHAPTER TWO. Delsol writes, "Because dignity is a distinction, the philosophy of human rights rests upon anthropocentrism: no man can have dignity if Man himself is not King of nature." (page 12) Can you ...
So is it worth the trade-off? The grain-based civilizations which allowed for that pale-celadon bowl (with the painted phoenixes cavorting about under its glaze) to be produced are responsible for some pretty nasty effects through the last few millennia. Inquisitions and pogroms, crusades, slave- and rape-cultures, child-labor sweatshops ... there are plenty of bad things that happen in a world where people compete for wealth. There are also literature and libraries, cuisines, theatre, the kind of music which cannot be performed on a pan-flute, and all those decorative arts on display in that big building in Forest Park. The graceful little phial some Egyptian lady kept her perfumed oil in, the delicately-tinted bowl that sat on a table in Korea a thousand years ago, the imposing marble statue which originally adorned a temple in the Hellenic world, the memorial from the grave of a much-beloved and long-forgotten beauty -- i dont know how to BEGIN to measure the gains and losses that ...
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It seems to me that one could characterize the past as having had civilizations rise then fall, particularly in the extent of trade, and thus the gains to specialization, which tend to correlate to technological change. In the past, new civilizations rose from the ashes of old ones over time periods that seem to have been on orders of magnitude that were comparable to the civilizations themselves (hundreds of years, generally).. Would that be possible if modern civilization fell back to the extent of trade, gains to specialization, and technological change that prevailed in, say, the middle ages? (I.e. pick any cause of that fall you like and focus on the outcome.) Here is one particularity that makes me think the answer could be no. Mining was historically critical for both fuel and metals. When population got to the point that wood-based charcoal was rising quickly in price, mined coal stepped in. But at the point when this happened, the deposits were near the surface. As surface deposits were ...
The history of humanity has been a parade of civilizations passing in review through time. Not one has lasted into the current era from the deep past. There are places where there seems to be a continuity, but closer examination proves this to be false.
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It lies not in any natural defect in the principles of civilisation, but in preventing those principles having a universal operation; the consequence of which is, a perpetual system of war and expense, that drains the country, and defeats the general felicity of which civilisation is capable. All the European governments (France now excepted) are constructed not on the principle of universal civilisation, but on the reverse of it. So far as those governments relate to each other, they are in the same condition as we conceive of savage uncivilised life; they put themselves beyond the law as well of GOD as of man, and are, with respect to principle and reciprocal conduct, like so many individuals in a state of nature. The inhabitants of every country, under the civilisation of laws, easily civilise together, but governments being yet in an uncivilised state, and almost continually at war, they pervert the abundance which civilised life produces to carry on the uncivilised part to a greater extent. ...
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James @ Megacancer posted a link to a presentation on the thermodynamics of civilization by Dr. Richard Nolthenius who is Program Chair of Astronomy at Cabrillo College. Nolthenius is an admirer of the work of Tim Garrett and here explains and elaborates on Garretts work. Garrett has the best understanding in the world of the relationship…
The book Understanding human history: An analysis including the effects of geography and differential evolution as one theme argued for differences in average intelligence between human races as a major factor in the course of human history and prehistory.[48] Differences regarding average IQ is one explanation for differences between different regions regarding early achievements such as the creation of civilizations. However, non-hereditarians have pointed out that the earliest civilizations often occurred in regions which today do not have a very high average IQ. One response is that hereditarians have never argued that IQ (or genetics) is the only explanation for differences between human groups. The earliest civilizations occurred in very fertile river valleys which at the early stages of technological development likely were the only regions which allowed the high population density necessary for the development of civilization. In contrast, factors such as the long, harsh winters and the ...
This seminar will explore the differing usages and respective merits of the normative (idealist) and the descriptive (positivist, anthropological) concepts of culture, the dichotomy of culture and civilization, and the dialectical tension between all of these. It will be asked how the concept of culture (in the singular) as a promise (cultivation towards humanity and civility; the Enlightenment idea of culture; culture as underpinning reform; culture as a societal sphere especially dedicated to cultivation) is related to the positive realities of diverse cultures (in the plural) as givens (culture as a way of life; a set of significations; the everyday). An examination of the concept of culture that underpins multiculturalism (and its precursor in Horace M. Kallens concept of cultural pluralism) also needs to pay attention to its overlap with nation and race: the one-sidedly positivist conception of culture - culture minus its utopian, idealist, dynamic aspect - can tip over into a ...
Researchers in Taiwan have discovered what the believe is the islands oldest civilization, dating back about 20,000 years and belonging to a pygmy-like people that came from China, Southeast Asia or beyond, the team leader said on Friday.
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December 1, 2011 - LONDON - A group of scientists is pushing to publish research about how they created a man-made flu virus that could potentially wipe out civilization. The deadly virus is a genetically tweaked version of the H5N1 bird flu strain, but is far more infectious and could pass easily between millions of…
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This report discusses the thermodynamics of a future Homo sapiens sapiens-style civilization macro-engineered to exist as a roving unbound planet.
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My doctor is a long-time friend who always stops during my annual physical to ask about whats going on in the hunt for exoplanets. Last week he surprised me when, after I had described ways of analyzing a transiting planets atmosphere, he asked whether planets could give rise to civilizations in different epochs.
Risks to civilization, humans and planet Earth are existential risks that could threaten humankind as a whole, have adverse consequences for the course of human civilization or even cause the end of planet Earth," according to a Wikipedia entry on risks to civilization, humans and planet earth.. Readers beware of Web sites like this! Claims that planet earth is ending are almost impossible to make as Assistant Professor of Geology Karen Koy explained.. "The world is not going to end… but there will be changes," Koy said. "Weve never experienced it though, so we dont know what to expect. The changes will probably be bad, and we probably wont like them." She further explained that most of the changes will be changes in climate and temperature. As global warming increases climates, the world will start to shift in location. The exact effects on populations will depend on their location.. "It will get worse and worse over time," Koy said. "It will be hotter and dryer. Things like droughts and ...
Said a patient in the Norfolk (Nebraska) Hospital: "I am not insane; this man is not insane; that man is not insane. There is no such thing as insanity; it is simply an exaggerated form of human nature." Insanity is a type of civilization, the offspring of humanitys progress, the step-child of Nature, the penalty inflicted for brain-development. Indeed, it is in itself an abnormal form of brain-development, an exaggerated type of human nature. It is a little plant that has sprung from the footworn pathway traversed by the mighty cavalcade coming down the yast reaches of human civilization, human culture and human competition. It may be regarded as a proud flesh of the mind - a preternatural development or derangement of the protoplasmic cells. When the clock of civilization struck its sunrise hour, man everywhere was an unclad savage, drunken, greedy, treacherous and beastly. To flll his stomach and to flnd a comfortable place to sleep completed the apex of his ambitions and gratifications. It ...
At the present time, only a few Late Bronze Age sites in the French Mediterranean have yielded faunal data. The newly excavated site of La Motte I (Hérault, France) is exceptionally well preserved owing to its underwater context. The discovery of large quantities of pottery, a wattle and some wooden poles allowed the site to be dated to the Late Bronze Age IIIb (900-775 BCE). The zooarchaeological ...
It is known that the hundred-thousand-times fossil-fuel-based amplification of our meager physical powers is going to dwindle over time, leaving us with a couple of horses to fall back on-if we are lucky. Going from hundred-thousand-fold to fifteen-fold is surely going to come as a shock for some people, causing them to claim that this will spell the end of human civilization. Others claim that human civilization is doomed because burning roughly half of all the recoverable fossil fuels in just a couple of centuries has destabilized the climate. As if thats not enough, Prof. Guy McPherson boldly predicts that humans will be extinct by January 1, 2026 (which falls on a Wednesday). And at the extreme far end of the spectrum of luminaries spouting dire predictions we find Prof. Stephen Hawking. Listening to the radio, I recently heard him proclaim, in his vintage robotic voice, that Trump opting out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change may end up making Earth resemble Venus, with lava fields ...
Is this the end? If youre a follower of Stephen King, you know that human civilization isnt likely to collapse under the heel of a cataclysmic war, environmental disaster or errant space debris-nothing so dramatic or special effects driven. Instead, human life will most likely be snuffed out by something we cant see-a virus. In his mammoth novel (1153 pages in its uncut form), The Stand, King writes about a "superflu" that wipes out much of human civilization. Given the recent hysteria over influenza A(H1N1) (keeping with the most current nomenclature) youd think King might have been onto something.. In The Stand, the superflu, referred to colloquially as "Captain Trips," was human as opposed to porcine in origin. The bug escaped from a government weapons facility, as these sorts of super viruses are wont to do, and crawled across North America, infecting 99.4 percent of the population and killing its victims at a 100 percent clip. Fictitious or not, those are grave numbers indeed. How does ...
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A "biological annihilation" of wildlife in recent decades means a sixth mass extinction in Earths history is under way and is more severe than previously feared, according to research.. Scientists analysed both common and rare species and found billions of regional or local populations have been lost. They blame human overpopulation and overconsumption for the crisis and warn that it threatens the survival of human civilisation, with just a short window of time in which to act.. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, eschews the normally sober tone of scientific papers and calls the massive loss of wildlife a "biological annihilation" that represents a "frightening assault on the foundations of human civilisation".. Prof Gerardo Ceballos, at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, who led the work, said: "The situation has become so bad it would not be ethical not to use strong language.". Previous studies have shown species are ...
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User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Because of the wealth of new archaeological data and breakthroughs in the translation of hieroglyphs, Coes updating of his classic synthesis of Maya civilization provides a valuable service to both ... Read full review ...
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Food security has always been a key resilience facet for people living in cities. This paper discusses lessons for food security fromhistoric and prehistoric cities. The Chicago school of urban sociology established amodernist understanding of urbanism as an essentialist reality separate from its larger life-support system. However, different urban histories have given rise to a remarkable spatial diversity and temporal variation viewed at the global and long-term scales that are often overlooked in urban scholarship.Drawing on two case studies fromwidely different historical and cultural contexts - the Classic Maya civilization of the late first millennium AD and Byzantine Constantinople - this paper demonstrates urban farming as a pertinent feature of urban support systems over the long-term and global scales. We show how urban gardens, agriculture, and water management as well as the linked social-ecological memories of how to uphold such practices over time have contributed to long-term food ...
The farm-ers of this region used to grow club wheat (hard variety of wheat), kept sheep, goats, zebu, cattle and possibly constructed dams across the seasonal streams with stonewalls to collect water in reservoirs and to use that for irrigation of crops at the time of demand. By 3000 BC, the farmers had settled in the plains of the lower Indus and started growing wheat, barley, pulses, flax, vegetables and green fod-der crops. The Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa civilization in the Indus valley emerged as a result of these farming communities. The Indus valley civilization was well spread over in a significantly larger region stretching from the Himalayan foothills in the north, Yamuna river in the east, Narmada River in the south and the Makran coast in the west. But most of the settlements of this civilization were on the banks of the Indus River and its tributaries. The largest known settle-ments are of Mohenjo-Daro on the lower reaches of the Indus and Harappa, about 670 kms (400 miles) to the ...
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Meets 9:30A-10:45A MW FA 010 C413 Art and Archaeology of Greece presents a survey of the art and archaeology of ancient Greece from the Iron Age to the end of the Hellenistic Period, ca. 1100-31 B.C. Topics to be considered include: the Dark Ages and the rise of the city-state in the 8th century B.C.; Greek settlements and colonies in Asia Minor, Sicily, and Southern Italy; sanctuaries, temples, and the beginnings of monumental architecture and sculpture; vase painting and iconography; the temple of Zeus at Olympia; the Parthenon and Classical Athens; Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World; "Masterpieces" of Greek art and the problem of Roman copies; current archaeological research in Greece. Prerequisites: C/A 206 Classical Art and Archaeology or one equivalent course (200 level or higher) in ancient art or archaeology. This course will be of interest especially to students in, Classical Studies History of Art History Archaeology Architecture Sculpture Ceramics & other Studio Arts ...
List of Figures. Notes on Contributors.. Part I: Knowledges:.. 1. The "Social" in Archaeological Theory: An Historical and Contemporary Perspective: Ian Hodder (Standford University).. 2. Cross-Cultural Comparison and Archaeological Theory: Bruce G. Trigger (McGill University).. 3. Social Archaeology and Marxist Social Thought: Thomas C. Patterson (University of California, Riverside).. 4. Embodied Subjectivity: Gender, Femininity, Masculinity, Sexuality: Rosemary A. Joyce (University of California, Berkeley).. 5. Social Archaeology and Origins Research: A Paleolithic Perspective: Clive Gamble and Erica Gittins (Both at the University of Southampton).. Part II: Identities:.. 6. Archaeology and the Life Course: A Time and Age for Gender: Roberta Gilchrist (University of Reading).. 7. The Past and Foreign Countries: Colonial and Post-Colonial Archaeology and Anthropology: Chris Gosden (Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford).. 8. Material Culture: Current Problems: Victor Buchli (University ...
Scholar or not, if you have a yearning for visuals of the epic story of the cradle of civilisation, this is an essential for your bookshelf.. For the really ancient history, those who have relied on Michael Roaf s Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East will enjoy this 300-page large paperback for its colour maps and illustrations on pretty much every page.. Whereas Roaf s ends with Alexander the Great, this new Atlas includes the Hellenistic age, the Seleucid empire and then continues with an excellent section on the Roman period right up to Diocletian and a short, final note on the Sasanian wars and ultimately the routing of Heraclius s forces by the new Islamic invaders.. Although these latter centuries are mentioned briefly, the final map shows the Roman empire in the East in the 4thC AD. Right on the edge, of course, is Palmyra (the subject of an earlier review: Roman Palmyra by Andrew M. Smith II). This Atlas has an excellent section on Zenobia, regent for her son ...
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Dr. Elizabeth Weiss is a professor in the Anthropology Department who teaches physical anthropology courses. Her research expertise is in skeletal analyses of osteoarthritis, muscle markers, and bone cross-sections to reconstruct lifestyles and better understand bone biology. She completed her B.A. in anthropology from University of California, Santa Cruz in 1996 and finished her M.A. in anthropology from California State University, Sacramento in 1998. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in Environmental Dynamics (an interdisciplinary program involving anthropology and the geosciences), which she completed in 2001. From 2002 to 2004, she was a post-doctoral research associate at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Elizabeth has presented her research at annual meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology, Paleopathology Association, Southwestern Anthropological Association, American Anthropological Association, ...

Archaeology Answers About Ancient Civilizations Indus River Valley, Ancient Maps of the World, Ancient India Civilizations,...Archaeology Answers About Ancient Civilizations Indus River Valley, Ancient Maps of the World, Ancient India Civilizations,...

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Scans unveil secrets of worlds oldest mummiesScans unveil secrets of world's oldest mummies

More than 7,000 years after they were embalmed by the Chinchorro people, an ancient civilisation in modern-day Chile and Peru, ... More than 7,000 years after they were embalmed by the Chinchorro people, an ancient civilisation in modern-day Chile and Peru, ... In fact, the Chinchorro civilisation left no trace besides its mummies. "We are effectively talking about the oldest ... decode their genes and better understand the mysteries of this ancient civilisation. ...
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... following the twisting path that led to his discovery that most of the twentieth century diseases of civilization, including ...
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Feliks Koneczny in his work "On the Plurality of Civilizations" calls his study the science on civilizations. Civilizations ... of civilization at Wiktionary Quotations related to Civilization at Wikiquote BBC on civilization Top 10 oldest civilizations. ... Europe Aegean Civilizations Minoan Civilization Mycenaean Greece Nuragic civilization Oceania Lapita culture The Iron Age is ... Civilizations and the Future and Space civilization). Examples of civilizations The Acropolis in Greece, directly influencing ...
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High Civilization at AllMusic Caro, Mark (19 September 1991). "Review: Bee Gees - High Civilization". chicagotribune.com. ... High Civilization is the nineteenth studio album by British pop group the Bee Gees, released on 25 March 1991 in the UK, and in ... Both High Civilization and Size Isnt Everything were the only post-RSO era albums not to feature concert dates in the US, ... High Civilization found a new change for the Bee Gees sound, with heavier use of drum programming and electronic effects, ...
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Civilization & War Rant | HuffPostCivilization & War Rant | HuffPost

Civilization cannot exist in the absence of war, because civilization is itself inherently exploitative. Los Angeles cannot ... War is inherent to civilization; and that is why well have more and more of it, and why it will eventually percolate from the ... Everything we have that we list in our catalogue of civilization is forged out of fraud, theft, and murder. The cities of the ... Conquest is a necessity to continue civilization. How long would this country last as it is without the oil from abroad? What ...
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... Project is hosted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. ...
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Monthly Review | Ecological CivilizationMonthly Review | Ecological Civilization

Creating an Ecological Civilization. Capitalism is incompatible with a truly ecological civilization because it is a system ... An ecological civilization cannot be based on private automobiles as the main, or even a significant, transportation system. No ... Although it is impossible to know what future civilizations will be like, we can at least outline characteristics of a just and ... An ecological civilization will depend on creating appropriate human social-ecological metabolism, so that society can ...
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Meet Designer of the Week Gabriel Stromberg of Seattle design firm Civilization. ... article from Discover Magazine circa 1987 which essentially posits that the idea of human progress due to civilization is ...
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Though we call ourselves a civilized society, we continue to see violence and barbarism throughout the world. Our resources and technologies are mostly wasted on military systems instead of social-e
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Chinese Civilization | Booklist OnlineChinese Civilization | Booklist Online

Sampled from a 10-volume Timelines of Ancient Civilization series, these two chronologically arranged programs (Neolithic to ... Chinese Civilization.. July 2003. 17min each. Film Ideas, VHS, $59. Grades 6-9. REVIEW. First published July, 2003 (Booklist). ... Sampled from a 10-volume Timelines of Ancient Civilization series, these two chronologically arranged programs (Neolithic to ...
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A Civilization Of The MindA Civilization Of The Mind

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace.. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have ...
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Indus Valley Civilisation - WikipediaIndus Valley Civilisation - Wikipedia

The Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) or Harappan Civilisation was a Bronze Age civilisation (3300-1300 BCE; mature period 2600- ... The Indus Valley Civilisation is also named the Harappan civilisation after Harappa, the first of its sites to be excavated in ... Main article: Periodisation of the Indus Valley Civilisation. The cities of the Indus Valley Civilisation had "social ... However, the Indus Valley Civilisation did not disappear suddenly, and many elements of the Indus Civilisation appear in later ...
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Maya civilization - WikipediaMaya civilization - Wikipedia

The Maya civilization (/ˈmaɪə/) was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples, and noted for its logosyllabic ... Main article: History of the Maya civilization. The history of Maya civilization is divided into three principal periods: the ... Estrada-Belli, Francisco (2011). The First Maya Civilization: Ritual and Power Before the Classic Period. Abingdon, UK and New ... Demarest, Arthur (2004). Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Forest Civilization. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ...
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The Etruscan civilization (/ɪˈtrʌskən/) is the modern name given to a civilization of ancient Italy in the area corresponding ... Wikiquote has quotations related to: Etruscan civilization. *. "Etruscan weapons and warfare". Archived from the original on 30 ... The range of Etruscan civilization is marked by its cities. They were entirely assimilated by Italic, Celtic, or Roman ethnic ... Etruscan Civilization: A Cultural History. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2000. ...
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A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese CivilizationA Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization

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civilization. Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted). Tag archives for civilization. TEDTalks: VS Ramachandran ... tags: neurobiology, The Neurons that Shaped Civilization, mirror neurons, Ghandi neurons, social behavior, Lamarkian evolution ... some of which formed the foundations of human civilization as we… ... Talks About The Neurons that Shaped Civilization. Posted by "GrrlScientist" on January 20, 2010 ...
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Classical CivilisationClassical Civilisation

No essential subjects for Classical Civilisation, Ancient History and Classical Archaeology or Classical Civilisation with ... What careers can a Warwick degree in Classical Civilisation lead to? A degree in a classical discipline will equip you with ... If you choose our four-year Classical Civilisation with Study in Europe course, you will study alongside those on the Classical ... which allow you to engage in your own way with the civilisation of the Ancient Mediterranean. Regardless of your chosen degree ...
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Civilization AI - Artificial Intelligence - GameDev.netCivilization AI - Artificial Intelligence - GameDev.net

The entire civilisation might have a vague strategy (build, expand, accumulate knowledge, etc), and each city will have its own ...
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Prospects for Metis Civilization  |  Dissident VoiceProspects for Metis Civilization | Dissident Voice

Prospects for Metis Civilization. Is Canada a Metis Civilization? (Part 3 of a 3 part series) ... Prospects for Metis civilization. Number one priority for both SNEBC Chief Ava Hill and the HCCC is recovering some of the land ... This initiative is a hint of how a real Metis civilization can come about. It relies on a deconstruction of the colonial ... The government of Canada has finally begun to address Canada as a Metis civilization, moving in other ways beyond the Indian ...
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Of Horses and CivilizationOf Horses and Civilization

Alexander, a brilliant strategist and student of Aristotle, spread Greek civilization to the world. He lead his armies to ... societies probably have similar stories of the vital significance of the horse in the growth and survival of their civilization ...
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Inca Civilization - New World EncyclopediaInca Civilization - New World Encyclopedia

They plundered its wealth and left the civilization in ruin. The civilizations sophisticated road and communication system and ... Today the word Inca still refers to the emperor, but can also refer to the people or the civilization, and is used as an ... He compared the Inca civilization to that of a dance where all of the patterns are the same and it continues day to day without ... The Inca Civilization was wealthy and well-organized, with generally humane treatment of its people, including the vanquished. ...
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Civilizations Painkiller: A Brief History of OpioidsCivilization's Painkiller: A Brief History of Opioids

Civilizations Painkiller: A Brief History of Opioids. By Lecia Bushak On 8/7/16 at 7:00 AM ... During the next several hundred years, various civilizations gave opium religious and spiritual significance, often delegating ...
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As ancient civilizations across the Middle East collapsed, possibly in response to a global drought some 4,200 years ago, ... As ancient civilizations across the Middle East collapsed, possibly in response to a global drought about 4,200 years ago, ... There are other scholars who simply think that the decline of these civilizations, at that time, is kind of part and parcel of ... Archaeologists have determined that 4,200 years ago, at a time when cities and civilizations were collapsing in the Middle East ...
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  • Chalcolithic civilizations, as defined above, also developed in Pre-Columbian Americas and, despite an early start in Egypt, Axum and Kush, much later in Iron Age sub-Saharan Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Along with the Mesopotamian and eastern Mediterranean societies that met their demise, Old Kingdom Egypt, a civilization that built the Great Pyramids , collapsed. (livescience.com)
  • The Bronze Age collapse was followed by the Iron Age around 1200 BCE, during which a number of new civilizations emerged, culminating in a period from the 8th to the 3rd century BCE which German psychiatrist and philosopher Karl Jaspers termed the Axial Age, and which he claimed was a critical transitional phase leading to classical civilization. (wikipedia.org)
  • Historically, a civilization was a so-called "advanced" culture in contrast to more supposedly primitive cultures. (wikipedia.org)
  • The transition from complex cultures to civilizations, while still disputed, seems to be associated with the development of state structures, in which power was further monopolized by an elite ruling class who practised human sacrifice. (wikipedia.org)
  • A major technological and cultural transition to modernity began approximately 1500 CE in Western Europe, and from this beginning new approaches to science and law spread rapidly around the world, incorporating earlier cultures into the industrial and technological civilization of the present. (wikipedia.org)
  • The expansive and expanding heaps of technomass -- of asphalt and glass and plastic and paint and shiny right-angles -- are scraped out of hillsides and coastlines, with the corpses of biomes and simpler cultures left behind as the mizzens of this wretched thing called civilization . (huffingtonpost.com)
  • At its maximum extent, during the foundational period of Rome and the Roman Kingdom , Etruscan civilization flourished in three confederacies of cities: of Etruria (Tuscany, Latium and Umbria), of the Po Valley with the eastern Alps , and of Campania . (wikipedia.org)
  • Western Civilization Webography Project is hosted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media . (gmu.edu)
  • Given the overwhelming harm being done to the world's environment and to its people, it is essential today to consider how we might organize a truly ecological civilization-one that exists in harmony with natural systems-instead of trying to overwhelm and dominate nature. (monthlyreview.org)
  • Today the word Inca still refers to the emperor, but can also refer to the people or the civilization, and is used as an adjective when referring to the beliefs of the people or the artifacts they left behind. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The Inca Civilization was wealthy and well-organized, with generally humane treatment of its people, including the vanquished. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Everything we have that we list in our catalogue of civilization is forged out of fraud, theft, and murder. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Are you sure you want to remove The civilization of Spain from your list? (openlibrary.org)
  • The songs as sequenced on the "High Civilization mixes" tell a story of "secret love" that might be all in the singer's head and secret from the girl too. (wikipedia.org)
  • Milham takes readers through his early years and education, following the twisting path that led to his discovery that most of the twentieth century diseases of civilization, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and suicide, are caused by electromagnetic field exposure. (sammilham.com)
  • In subsequent years, you build on what you have learnt through a choice of modules, which allow you to engage in your own way with the civilisation of the Ancient Mediterranean. (warwick.ac.uk)
  • During the next several hundred years, various civilizations gave opium religious and spiritual significance , often delegating its use only to priests, physicians, and magicians. (newsweek.com)
  • As ancient civilizations across the Middle East collapsed, possibly in response to a global drought about 4,200 years ago, archaeologists have discovered that one settlement in Syria not only survived, but expanded. (livescience.com)
  • A civilization (UK and US) or civilisation (UK variant) is any complex society characterized by urban development, social stratification imposed by a cultural elite, symbolic systems of communication (for example, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • High Civilization found a new change for the Bee Gees sound, with heavier use of drum programming and electronic effects, giving a more modern dance feel to the production. (wikipedia.org)
  • Civilizations are organized in densely populated settlements divided into hierarchical social classes with a ruling elite and subordinate urban and rural populations, which engage in intensive agriculture, mining, small-scale manufacture and trade. (wikipedia.org)
  • This article is slightly revised from his presentation to the Marxism and Ecological Civilization Conference at Fudan University, Shanghai, November 17, 2010. (monthlyreview.org)
  • and (3) how we might use characteristics of strong natural ecosystems as a framework to consider a future ecological civilization. (monthlyreview.org)
  • As an uncountable noun, civilization also refers to the process of a society developing into a centralized, urbanized, stratified structure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Culture that is identifiably Etruscan developed in Italy after about 900 BC, approximately with the Iron Age Villanovan culture , regarded as the oldest phase of Etruscan civilization. (wikipedia.org)
  • Civilizations are intimately associated with and often further defined by other socio-politico-economic characteristics, including centralization, the domestication of both humans and other organisms, specialization of labour, culturally ingrained ideologies of progress and supremacism, monumental architecture, taxation, societal dependence upon farming and expansionism. (wikipedia.org)
  • India is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and Hinduism is the oldest surviving religion in India. (prezi.com)
  • Alexander, a brilliant strategist and student of Aristotle, spread Greek civilization to the world. (counterpunch.org)
  • In the New World the roots of civilization lay in a native agricultural way of life . (britannica.com)